Leeds United ahead Daniel James is attracting rising curiosity forward of the summer time switch window.
What’s the discuss?
That’s in response to a report by Italian media outlet Calcio Atalanta (through Sport Witness), who claimed that Atalanta have made contact with the Whites winger relating to the potential for a change to the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia this summer time.
The report added that, ought to Leeds undergo relegation on the ultimate day of the Premier League marketing campaign this weekend, the 24-year-old could be obtainable at a lower cost than if Jesse Marsch’s outfit stay within the high flight – one thing which may gain advantage the Serie A membership in negotiations.
Orta should axe James
Whereas James has proven flashes of potential since his £25m transfer to Elland Highway final summer time – corresponding to his brace in a 3-3 draw towards Aston Villa – usually talking the Wales worldwide has didn’t reside as much as the expectations which naturally include such a big-money transfer.
Do you assume James ought to be offered this summer time?
Certainly, over his 34 Premier League appearances this season, the £16.2m-rated ahead has been in very inconsistent type, scoring 4 objectives, offering 4 assists and lacking eight large possibilities, along with finishing simply 9.9 passes, making a gift of the ball 9.4 occasions and profitable a mere 2.9 duels (at successful charge of 39%) per sport.
These returns have seen the £50k-per-week winger – who Chris Sutton dubbed “pathetic” and Kevin Phillips claimed is “papering over the cracks” of Patrick Bamford’s harm – common a disappointing SofaScore match score of 6.64, rating the previous Manchester United attacker as Jesse Marsch’s ninth-worst performer within the English high flight this time period.
As such, ought to Atalanta go on to submit a suggestion wherever close to the Welshman’s present market valuation, it might seem a smart transfer for Victor Orta to money in on the 24-year-old whereas he has the possibility. It’s clear to see from the Whites’ present 18th-place standing within the Premier League desk, and the aforementioned efficiency figures, that James has been a somewhat expensive mistake for the membership.
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